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Rev. David Ludwig - February 26, 2017

Be Transformed by the Transfigured One

The Transfiguration refers to a specific time that Jesus took Peter, James, and John with him on a high mountain. There, Jesus’ appearance changed (that is, it was “transfigured”) and His glory was revealed to these three disciples. Then, God the Father declared, “This is my Son, whom I love. With Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!” Jesus, quite simply, is the One who has changed the world. And just as He was “transfigured” before the eyes of Peter, James, and John, he transforms our lives by the power of His Word, by all He has done for the world, and by the Spirit He has given us. How would you describe the difference Jesus has made in your life? How could sharing that story with others change the world?

Scripture References: Matthew 17:1-9

From Series: "How to Change the World"

When Jesus came to our world, he never intended to leave it unchanged. His was a mission to change everything: to give the fullest, most authentic demonstration of God’s love; to conquer sin and its deathly effects; to heal, restore, and bring life and light. Jesus’ work continues today—and He uses His people as His instruments to bring change to this world. (Certainly, it is not we ourselves who have power to change the world, but, empowered by God’s Spirit at work through His Word and Sacraments, we are transformed and empowered for Him to work through us.) Our Epiphany sermon series gives focus to how God is using us as His conduits to change the world.

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